I came across a letter written by Kurt Vonnegut randomly over on Threads and it struck a chord with me. One part in particular:
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow.
~ Kurt Vonnegut (Threads link)
As time goes on, I'm opening up to the idea of just doing creative things for the sake of doing them. Sometimes there'll be a result to show, sometimes it'll end up in the bin but I'm beginning to appreciate value more in the doing and finding enjoyment in the flow of creative energy and seeing where that takes me.
I feel in the age of AI, people opening themselves up to these sorts of experiences will be more important than ever in the coming years.